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the rushing river and parts of the napa river this will continue along the street as well as old boeheimian highway will explain some minor flooding as well, but for the rest of us u-we are waking up colder and i will break this down for you, talk about your dry day coming up, good morning, tara. >>> we have not too much to report and that's the good news your christmas eve. a look at 101 shows traffic is flowing very nicely and along the east shore freeway, you can see traffic looks great in both directions. 4:29 let's head back to the desk. >>> we begin with the peninsular, a creek overflowed into a neighborhood forking people to leave their -- forcing people to leave their homes. we will have an update on that situation in just a moment. >>> a flood warning for the napa river has beens canceled. the water started to level off this morning. many roads were closed yesterday and in forestville, it knocked a free he on to a house -- a tree on to a house and opened a large sinkhole. >> this causes a lot of havoc. >> utility crews say it could take a few days to fix all of the problems created
for the napa river and for the city of napa on the napa river. the flood levels will crest and recede by midnight. a flash flood warning for pescadaro creek and the town. here is why. the doplar is showing a line of showers and thundershowers moving through the central bay area right now. even if if it lightens up in the north bay. that is why they issued flash flood warnings until 7:00. the rain totals more than 2 inches in santa rosa. you see the bulk of the showers are moving south and east of the bay area. plenty focused around the drainage off towards the pacific that is why the creek is torn. heavy rain is moving to the south and we will have the entire forecast dried up in san francisco and over in oakland. the storm is causing problems all over the bay area. >> reporter: brian, you know, it is the sunday before the christmas holiday. that mean ace lot of people are out this doing last-minute shopping and going to holiday parties. but, the weather has not made it easy for drivers out this on the road. they are looking at the conditions from earlier. the standing water is hurti
rising. you can see some of the okay owes over the santa cruz mountains. warns for napa. meantime, the russian river is under a flood watch but it is not expected to exceed flood stage. you can can stand by for the forecast on all of the rivers in just 10 minutes. the stormy weather is complicating driving on bay area roadways tonight. stony point road is closed after a massive sink hole opened up this afternoon. the sinkhole is 10 feet deep. south of highway 116. road crews are taking all of the precautions necessary to prevent accidents but they say sinkholes are not uncommon during stormy weather. >> we are taking safety precautions to make sure that a car does not fall through and fall into the hole. >> the crews say the road could be closed up to three days while they patch up the hole. >>> also, in sanoma county, a house on cozy court was hit hard when a fur tree came crashing down of the the tree splintered into pieces and knocked out power in the area. no word on injuries, though. wepds gusting to 60 miles an hour -- winds gusting to 60 miles an hour. winds knocking down t
visibility in livermore, fog in the east bay valleys, 3/4 mile thickest santa rosa where coldest, 37 napa, 38, 40 concord now, 48 fremont, san francisco 49, peninsula in the mid 40s down to san jose 44°. let's talk about today. partly cloudy, a little breezy at the coast, upper 40s to low 50s, the rest of us brief break from the rain mid 50s today, rain comes back tomorrow that quickly. >> keeping an eye on your christmas eve morning commute across the board light out there, let's get you starred with this live look at 80 in berkeley, more cars on the road now than we've seen throughout the morning, certainly no stopping, no traffic, moving on to the golden gate bridge, thisly picture water droplets on the camera all morning, not raining per se out there and there are so few cars on the road as long as everyone takes their time and moves along, [ inaudible ] >>> this morning, good news and worrisome news along the creek that divides palo alto and east palo alto. good news is the water level has dropped significantly from yesterday's peak this is a live look at the creek from the palo alto si
for napa river at napa for the second time this season. the latest it does not look as if if it will hit flood stage. the rains headed south and east of the bay area allows the watersheds time to drain. not fast enough, though, for some roads. niles canyon road closed because of a rock slide. the traffic was detoured to the 680 but we are just getting word the road could open any minute. state road 84 is closed in both directions because of a tree blocking all lanes. and in the santa cruz mountains, highway 17 was closed causing back ups it has been reopened. the state route 1 it is closed near valley ford because of flooding. another road closure. the mana rammic highway, above down town mill valley was completely blocked by a large tree. it took crews extra time to get up the narrow road. even longer to start clearing it. >> well, i am upset. i want to get home. [ laughter ] so, you know, i am -- it is not their fault. obviously this is a tree in the road. the difference is why isn't somebody cutting it? that is the difference. why isn't somebody cutting the tree down so we can get hom
quintana, "abc 7 news". >> dan: right on both counts. john alston continues live in downtown napa. we have been watching the river for days, how does it look tonight? >> reporter: it's fine right now after a day of rain it's stopped for the time being. behind me is a bloated napa river but well within the banks. this area is very saturated. the storm has brought some flooding in wine country. water overtopped a levee along sonoma creek where it borders the larsen family winery and this year the creek has been especially high. water is continuing to flood into a portion of the 70 acres of chardonay vines. vineyard looks more like a like in some areas. this is both good and bad. >> its nuisance but not a bad. it's good for the ground and agriculture and recharge our groundwater. it's a pain, you can see there are trees and logs and basketballs and whatever comes down the creek is what we get. >> reporter: he says it cost about $10,000 over year to remove all of that junk once the rainy season ends. they plan to rebuild the levee but that temporary solution when the air goes into flood. we're
. john alston continues live in downtown napa. we have been watching the river for days, how does it look tonight? >> reporter: it's fine right now after a day of rain it's stopped for the time being. behind me is a bloated napa river but well within the banks. this area is very saturated. the storm has brought some flooding in wine country. water overtopped a levee along sonoma creek where it borders the larsen family winery and this year the creek has been especially high. water is continuing to flood into a portion of the 70 acres of chardonay vines. vineyard looks more like a like in some areas. this is both good and bad. >> its nuisance but not a bad. it's good for the ground and agriculture and recharge our groundwater. it's a pain, you can see there are trees and logs and basketballs and whatever comes down the creek is what we get. >> reporter: he says it cost about $10,000 over year to remove all of that junk once the rainy season ends. they plan to rebuild the levee but that temporary solution when the air goes into flood. we're having a break in the weather but residents are ge
't the north bay the napa river a is at near flood stage. the water also opened up a sink hole. debora villalon continues our coverage in napa. >> reporter: you can see in napa the water is running high but well within its banks. good considering how the water battled the north bay. in the battle between cars and rain, the rain sometimes wins. further west where many roads were shut down some folks folks forged their way against warnings. steel plates were sealed on to stoney point road. but this was just one temporary patch on one trouble spot. >> we have a little break in the storm, and we can watch up, get our heads above the water and get a break and fix some of the problems that we do have out there. >> reporter: rain pummeling the landscape faster than it can drain away has pounded this petaluma neighborhood before. >> when the sun comes out, the water will wash away. >> reporter: were you worried at all? >> a little bit. just a little bit. >> reporter: in forestville, high winds brought a tree down on a to a house. an all day clean up but fortunately no one was injured. today carolers sa
as we go towards the napa river helena. current river levels at 16 ft. and flood stage is 16 ft.. we are just above flood stage is currently right now at 16.2. the highest predicted is at 17.2 at 9:00 p.m. and also napa is expected to also flawed on the napa river. these numbers are 22.3, it is also expected to -- blood. cresting at 10:00 p.m. right above flood stage but it might not expected to--flood --. >> redwood city, has reported nearly 3 in. and 5 in. neare the san mateo bridge it is finally starting to stop. we could see some residual showers to the south bay and to the east bay but partly cloudy, overnight. partly cloudy, but mostly sunny as the go for the afternoon. cooler temperatures and as we come up with more continuing >> oakland side of the bay bridge. that's where we find kron 4's reggie kumar. reggie. there were strong wind advisories earlier today. are the winds dying down? >> reporter: they have, enough of vicki. the chp says that the wind advisory for the bay bridge behind me has been lifted. the rain has stopped for no but the storm packed a powerful punch. the
much of a traffic problem. >> this is all too common a sight in sonoma and napa county. highway 121 and highway 12 floods after a heavy rain and then becomes a river when the high tide occurs and pours more water into the area. the road will be closed until sometime on wednesday. the rain was heavy throughout the bay area. the streets became flooded after 5:00 p.m. umbrellas were a necessary part of any wardrobe on this christmas day. the rain poured down on richmond and mcdonald avenue slowing traffic. the frontage roads were partially covered. few drivers slowed down. roads were filled with people returning from spending the holidays with family and friends. they were very busy due to twice the usual accidents. cedric emerson is ready for dry weather. >> i am actually from the bay area, so i am used to it. it is definitely rough when you drive out there on the freeways. >> are you happy to see the rain go? >> yes, i am. i am ready to get this nice weather back. >> water was the reason for the closure. but the rain was not the culprit. a watermain burst beneath the roadway. it clos
and napa county. highway 121 and highway 12 floods after a heavy rain and then becomes a river when the high tide occurs and pours more water into the area. the road will be closed until sometime on wednesday. the rain was heavy throughout the bay area. the streets became flooded after 5:00 p.m. umbrellas were a necessary part of any wardrobe on this christmas day. the rain poured down on richmond and mcdonald avenue slowing traffic. the frontage roads were partially covered. few drivers slowed down. roads were filled with people returning from spending the holidays with family and friends. they were very busy due to twice the usual accidents. cedric emerson is ready for dry weather. >> i am actually from the bay area, so i am used to it. it is definitely rough when you drive out there on the freeways. >> are you happy to see the rain go? >> yes, i am. i am ready to get this nice weather back. >> water was the reason for the closure. but the rain was not the culprit. a watermain burst beneath the roadway. it closed because they feared the leakage could cause the roadway to collapse.
the napa river, flood stage, 16 feet. it will go over about a foot over flood stage tonight, tomorrow morning, same holds true for the napa river. over flood stage for a temporary amount of time and then recede quickly tomorrow. we'll check out the rainfall totals and the forecast coming up. >> ama: a warning in the south bay. the creek is about to overflow its banks. we're live in men menlo park. >> this is the bridge and crews just arrive. they brought sandbags and are placing them here along the street. they've also blocked off this entire area. they're trying to keep the curious public away from the rising waters of the creek. where we are, the creek divides palo alto and menlo park, and the last time it overran its banks was back in 1998, and they think it's going to flood again tonight. within the past hour or so men lo park firefighters have been driving through neighborhoods, warning residents about the rising creek. the san mateo county security alert system is calling people. there are homes that run along -- right along the creek, and those residents are feeling a
is shipped to china. what do they want with a vineyard in napa valley? >> there's a big demand for luxury goods. rather than buying chinese-made products and sending our money l they're buying american made products and sending their money back over here. >> reporter: and the jobs stay here. >> yes. >> reporter: chinese firms flush with cash have invested $16.4 billion in the u.s. in the past decade. $1.3billion in california companies. $560million in just the past year. the chinese are boosting the golden states housing recovery. they bought one out it have every ten homes sold in the past year. >> compare to high end housing like in beijing, this is not that expensive. >> reporter: a student at the university of southern california. his parents bought him this yearly $1 million condo. they thought renting a dorm room was a waste of money. >> my parents decide to buy me a house as a investment outside china. >> reporter: jim jacobson has sold 22% of the residents to affluent chinese. >> they don't have a place to put their money. they look at their own economy as a place where it's not v
there and a sinkhole that opened up earlier today. >> reporter: that is right, sewn ♪ [ music ] marin, napa all counties battered hard by the wind and the rain. and we're looking at one of the after-effects a sinkhole that closed a road here. road crews spent several hours getting stoney point road patched, where it intersected madron road. they just don't trust stoney point from collapsing completely. already the 4' culvert under the roll has failed on both sides and water has erode the soil around and under, it creating the sinkhole about 10' deep. the culvert was already failing due to age and the heavy run- off just finished it off. >> with the last three days, you know, this much rain short amount of time, it just causes a lot of havoc. we have a lot of roads closed right now due to flooding and it's just too much water in a short amount of time. >> reporter: and this is stoney point road, just south of here, in petaluma, there has been a flash flood warning in effect for most of the day and for good reason. you can see the streets and fields are overwhelmed. this mobile-home park had a f
closures and now concerns that a levy could break. and flood warnings on the napa river and a major intersection closed. good evening. thank you so much for joining us. i'm ama dates. we have live team coverage of our storm wach. lilian kim is on the peninsula where a creek over ran its banks. and there was lots of flooding in the north bay where cornell bernard is. we start with leigh glaser. leigh? >> what a difference about six, eight hours makes. live doppler 7hd, very active earlier this morning beginning at 7:00 a.m. as the cold front moved through. now you could barely even tell we had any rain at all. we are looking live now, folks, and you can see the receive rain has pushed on to the south and east of the bay area. still getting a few little sprinkles here and there between morgan hill and hollister. mainly at the higher elevations, but most of the rain, or actually all of the rain has moved out of the area. we did have quite a bit of rainfall. we still have a couple of river watches. these are river watches in affect until tomorrow morning. the river right now is at 27 fe
there in the meantime, the creek continues to go down. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> the napa river has crested below flood stage and is receding this morning after a flood warning was issued yesterday. that prompted the closure of the downtown riverfront promenade as a precaution. locals were confident the river would not flood and they were right. today it is predicted to crest again at 16 1/2 feet, 16 inches below flood stage. >>> in santa cruz county the water rose so fast, 40 families of felton grove had to leave their homes the san lorenzo river reached four feet over flood stage yesterday, a tree fell on power lines knocking out electricity to nearby communities. getting in and out was a challenge after heavy rains forced closure of southbound highway 9. >>> in the north bay they are still dealing with aftermath of flooding and high winds. giant fir tree split the roof of a house in forestville yesterday. power lines were damaged, nobody was hurt. lucky no one was inside the club pleasanton when a big redwood crashed through the roof, crews cut branches and cleared out debris. >>> portion of s
in liver move. about the same napa and up to the north, not too much in santa rosa. skies cleared. talking about patchy frost in napa and sonoma and we will give you the numbers and outlook when the run returns coming up in the seven day outlook. >> you saw from the map mr. how much rain fell in the north bay. while the break is nice there are still worries in the north bay about the threat of mud slides and weakened trees. cornel has the store arery now from mill valley. >> tree crews say it is not what they wanted for christmas. so much work they can barely keep up. a family snapped a picture east after a 50 feet tree blocked the road. >> when i saw it, it was like a massive just like mess so i was kind of like shocked. >> arborists say storms weakened the earth and created danger for the public. >> how saishow saturated is th? >> 100%. a lot of rain and moisture. weak ones are falling over. >> tree crews still removing this 70-year-old tree blocking a driveway. so much water coming off the mountains in mill valley it is creating a spectacle and a lot of worry for firefighters. >> we are
bernard is live in napa. a dramatic water rescue on napa river. >> much of wine country is still drying out after the storm, but the napa river as you can see here is still high, swollen with rain. we arrived moments after a man wound up in the river right underneath the third street bridge. >> a man flailing, fighting to stay afloat in the middle of the napa river. crowds on the bank watched the drama unfold. >> they were there really quick. >> we needed to get him out real quick. we got a good throw on the rope. >> the victim was pulled ashore. a ladder was brought in and the man was pulled to safety. there was no time to waste. in sonoma county, high water is still a big issue. intersection of 12 and 121 was underwater when sonoma creek overflowed its banks. today the water is still spilling into nearby vineyards. >> it looks like the ocean is out there right now. only nice thing is all the vines are dormant so there is no harm. >> dozens of roads are still flooded. george lives near sonoma creek and he is frustrated. >> every year there is more water in the creek and less creek to c
from yesterday have subsided. all streams and creeks are within their banks again. the napa river has peaked and is beginning to recede. the current level is 9.4 feet, while flood stage is at 16 feet so we're much below that. the flood warning for the napa river has been cancelled. >> it is in the 30's, for some areas and other areas getting last-minute christmas shopping done. temperatures will be in the fifties under mainly sunny skies. here is a look at the visibility with locally dense fog. not that evident in the north bay. with less than one-half mile, napa. santa rosa, novato drive with extra caution towards the golden gate bridge. and the cloud coverage could increase. that is with a storm headed our way the futurecast, by 9:00 a.m., some light rain tomorrow. as we go towards tomorrow, christmas, some light rain for the delta. still, through mountain view, san jose. heavier through the golden gate but that front is going to press through with christmas evening. a lot of people will be enjoying their holiday. however, not much moisture but we could not see that intense rainfall
tomorrow morning below flood stage at 30 feet. the napa river in napa 23 feet right now. you can see the flood stage is 25 feet. it crested earlier today at 26 feet. it is just a foot above flood stage. it is now receding. i think the flood watch for that part of the napa river will be lifted in the next couple hours. how much rainfall? we take a look at that coming up. >> thank you. >>> hundreds of people living on the peninsula abandoned their homes after the creek started flooding the area. the new concern tonight is whether the levies will hold. lilian kim is live in palo alto with the latest. lilian? >> reporter: ama, the waters have receiptedded a bit, but it is still flowing and the levies have started to weaken. they detected three boils in levies close to homes. the creek first over ran its banks near woodland and university avenues, right in front of the 4 seasons hotel in palo alto. many took a risk and drove through the intersection before police shut it down. water from the rising creek hit 101 next. this is what it looked like on the northbound lanes just before the uni
, and napa. 38 in fairfield. 48 in san francisco. 39 on the coast. certainly cold out there. this time yesterday we were warmer. so we were 11 degrees cooler in napa, on the way to subfreezing temperatures overnight. and it's pretty cold in our east bay valleys. so that's where we're expecting the frost. clear and cold nights ahead. the rain chances are out tomorrow night but monday night, a slight chance of rain in the evening hours and that we can scale back on. looks like a sunny start to 2013, and much of next week looking drive. overnight lows, cold, with 28 in napa. 32 in con -- concord. warmer here but along the coast, cold, with 32, down in santa cruz and morgan hill. here's a look at the satellite and radar composite map. the area of low pressure brought in a ten inch to three-quarters of an inch of rain along the big sur coast. high pressure building in, looking at a sunny and cool afternoon tomorrow. got the 49ers game and locking at numbers below average. fast forward new year's eve. increasing clouds and 2:00 in the afternoon, maybe also rain in ukiah, on the coast, but by
stages. the rest of us are dry and cool, 42 in concord, low 40s in fairfield, 37 in napa, 37 in santa rosa. partly cloudy cool afternoon, 55 in oakland for the second half, 54 for you san mateo, low- to-mid 50s for the inland east bay and low-to-mid 50s for the west bay. a shower chance will continue wednesday morning and then we are drying out and we are dry through the weekend. i will show you a detailed timeline of that rain coming up. >>> all right, rosemary, not a good game yesterday. it is falling, postseason after a big loss to seattle. >>> police clashed with protesters in india, the reason the crowd of angry demonstrators grew by the thousands, we will have more on that. >>> plus new tools in muni, stay tuned for more, we will explain. . >>> new this morning, police are looking for the person responsible for shooting two firefighters. police say one firefighter is in satisfactory condition and you can see how big that fire was. the other victims' condition is not known and the fire is still burning and has spread to a second homement we will have the latest developments -- on
. for the second time this year, they have taken the napa area for flood stage. it peaked four hours ago there, but the rivers are still rising a bit in the city of napa, so some flood warnings are still in effect there. more good news. just light rain around the bay area. the heavier rains have moved south to the range east of gilroy some falling around coyote lake, but that's about it. showers will end, we dry out tomorrow. that's what we expect next. so we get a break. we get sun tomorrow. then on chris may, it looks as if -- christmas it looks as if we're going to get more rain, but not too much by any means. tomorrow a little bit of the sunshine. several more major roads impacted tonight by the storm. and the niles canyon road between the road, they closed because of the rock slide. traffic is being detoured at 680. people are advised to avoid the area. now, state road 84 is closed in both directions because of a tree blocking all lanes. and in the santa cruz mountains of highway 17, they were closed for more than two hours, leading up to the mammoth backups, which have been reopened. and
. >> yes. >> that was a specific request from our owners in china. >> from napa grapes to california real estate. why china is suddenly buying american. >>> and just in time for christmas, an injured dog rescued by the kindness of strangers. good evening and merry christmas. i'm elizabeth cook. let's get right to it. some impressive rainfall totals. paul? >> reporter: more rainfall. another inch of rainfall throughout much of the bay area. here is a four-hour time lapse of what has been going around this evening. maybe you've been hanging out chilling with your family. outside it's been quite the storm. it's been rough out there. here's what's going on right now with a little bit of the break in the north bay and the east bay, which has received a significant amount of rainfall over the past half hour. exiting san jose right now and across the past 20 to 30 minutes. and over the top of hayward and also the oakland hills. the rainfall just from today, christmas, more than an inch for kentfield and another inch, plus a little change. nearly an inch of rainfall for alameda and almost one inc
into a cold night. check out our temperatures. we are down to 37 in fairfield and 39 in napa. most other areas in the 40s, but make sure you bundle up as you head out the door. you are going to feel the chill in the morning. here are the rainfall totals. it is more than an inch in san francisco. 1.17 in san rafael. .91 of an inch. .47 in concord and look down south in san jose. .61 and ben loman picking up an inch and a half of rain. i just updated the computer models and i want to show you when the timing of the next storm is and when we are expecting. the storm is different from what i showed you. dan, i will be back with the details. >> i will see you shortly. lots of snow for skiers. avalanche danger is considerable for the sierra. two skiers died in two days at donner ski ranch as the result of avalanches. an expert lists the way you can tell that an avalanche is likely. >> we feel the snowpack collapsing underneath us. if we see the shooking cracks opening up across the surface and nonconsequential terrain. we had a lot of rapid warming and rain on snow. those are all easy things to unde
had dropped, not any moisture in the air on live doppler. here are the temperatures this morning, napa 27, subfreezing 28 in santa rosa, 30 concord, fairfield and live more, 31, san jose 33, los gatos 33 even on the peninsula it was a little frosty this is the front windshield. we may see two more days of this, black ice is going to be a problem tomorrow morning and wednesday morning i'll have that coming up. >>> weather won't be a big issue, traffic could be in san francisco. sue thompson joins us live from the hall of justice with warnings and great information. >> reporter: hi. we have learned that there will be a new change this new year's eve on the embarcadero. you may remember typically, the embarcadero is closed on new year's eve to accommodate the massive crowds. a san francisco police officer tells us at least right now, no plans to shutdown the embarcadero tonight. the barricades are in place on the embarcadero just in case. this new year's eve, police say it will not close down embarcadero street unless the crowd gets crazy. >> the commanders will evaluate that situation as
blackstone shows us how tumbling off the fiscal cliff could destroy the legacy of a napa valley vineyard. >> reporter: when his great grandfather started farming her in the late 1800s... >> they farmed orchard fruit and cattle. >> reporter: but much of the land he grew up on is gone, sold, to pay estate taxes after his grandfather's death. >> had to sell all of it. >> estate taxes? >> yes. >> reporter: his grandfather died in 1972 when estate taxes were at an all-time high, 77%. >> it was a big tax bill. it was, you know, half a million dollars. we sold off 150 acres. it gave us something to pay the tax with. >> reporter: now, jeff and his wife marry worry their dream of passing the land on to their two daughters will be ruined by the fiscal cliff. the estate tax rate would rise from 35 to 55% on estates worth over $1 million. at today's prices in the napa valley, the land could easily be worth $8 million. >> you're wealthy, but it's all in the dirt. we're dirt rich, cash poor. >> reporter: for the paiges, more than money is at stake. they want the land which is part of their family's pa
. >>> another tax you will see go up is the estate tax. >> reporter: jeff page owns 120- acre vineyard in napa valley. but when his great grandfather came here, this was cattle country. >> before the turn of the century they came in and farmed orchard fruit and cattle. >> reporter: but much of the land he grew up on is gone. >> had land in the hills over there? >> yeah. >> had to sell it all. >> yeah. >> for state tacks. >> question. >> reporter: his for died in 1972 when state taxes were 77%. >> it was a big tax bill. half a million dollars, we sold off 150-acres. >> now jeff and his wife mary worry their dream of passing the land onto their two daughters will be ruined by the fiscal cliff. the estate tax would rise. at today's prices, it could be worth 8 million. >> you are wealthy, right? but it's all in the dirt. you know. we are dirt rich, cash poor. >> reporter: for the pages, more than money is at take. they want the land of their past to be part of their future. john blackstone, napa valley. >>> log onto cbssf.com. >>> heightened patrols for drunk drivers are getting underway starting
and look at the temperatures and inland in livermore. 30's in fairfield, napa, and 39 degrees. we had a weather system our earlier that brought some of showers. these showers. however, have somewhat anticipated, for now. we will continue to see cold readings with 20's, 30's. and that is representing temperatures into the 20's. 20's already in the forecast for napa. fairfield and mid upper 30's by the bay and low 40's for san francisco. when we could have some slightly warmer weather on the way. >> an arrest has been made in connection to a deadly home invasion that took place in monte sereno. you are looking at video from the scene of the crime. sacramento police arrested de-angelo austin on suspicion of murder earlier today. he is the fourth person arrested in connection with the murder of 66 year old silicon valley venture capitolist - raveesh kumar kumra. the break in also left kumra's wife injured. los gatos-monte sereno police say the act was probably not a random one. now investigators are focusing on possible connections a suspect or suspects may have had to the victim's house.
. here are the temperatures this morning, napa 27, subfreezing 28 in santa rosa, 30 concord, fairfield and live more, 31, san jose 33, los gatos 33 even on the peninsula it was a little frosty this is the front windshield. we may see two more days of this, black ice is going to be a problem tomorrow morning and wednesday morning i'll have that coming up. >>> weather won't be a big issue, traffic could be in san francisco. sue thompson joins us live from the hall of justice with warnings and great information. >> reporter: hi. we have learned that there will be a new change this new year's eve on the embarcadero. you may remember typically, the embarcadero is closed on new year's eve to accommodate the massive crowds. a san francisco police officer tells us at least right now, no plans to shutdown the embarcadero tonight. the barricades are in place on the embarcadero just in case. this new year's eve, police say it will not close down embarcadero street unless the crowd gets crazy. >> the commanders will evaluate that situation as the night unfolds. if it becomes necessary we will make
valleys of the north bay and east bay where low temperatures will drop into the 30s up at napa. santa rosa and fairfield and livermore and concord. low 40s more for most other parts. here at frontal system bringing our next bout of stormy weather. we'll start our forecast animation, 7:00 at which point it will be cloudy and no rain has expected to arrive. but by 11:00 tomorrow morning, rain developing in northern sonoma county pushing down santa rosa. then steadier rain around the north bay, beginning to push south of golden gate and by 5:00 tomorrow afternoon, widespread rainfall across most of bay area with moderate to heavy rain in many areas. showers will trail into wednesday. by 7:00 wednesday evening we'll be looking at mainly dry conditions but we will have received quite a bit of rainfall by then. totals up to 2 inches in the north bay mountains. inch and a half in the north bay. 1.2 inches in the east bay. half in peninsula and two inches in santa cruz mountains. over in the sierra, winter storm watch is in effect, four to eight inches above 4,000 feet. back here in the bay area,
in sonoma and napa county. highway 121 and highway 12 floods after a heavy rain and then becomes a river when the high tide occurs and pours more water into the area. the road will be closed until sometime on wednesday. the rain was heavy throughout the bay area. the streets became flooded after 5:00 p.m. umbrellas were a necessary part of any wardrobe on this christmas day. the rain poured down on richmond and mcdonald avenue slowing traffic. the frontage roads were partially covered. few drivers slowed down. roads were filled with people returning from spending the holidays with family and friends. they were very busy due to twice the usual accidents. cedric emerson is ready for dry weather. >> i am actually from the bay area, so i am used to it. it is definitely rough when you drive out there on the freeways. >> are you happy to see the rain go? >> yes, i am. i am ready to get this nice weather back. >> water was the reason for the closure. but the rain was not the culprit. a watermain burst beneath the roadway. it closed because they feared the leakage could cause the roadway to coll
salinas vineyards in california's napa valley. there's a good reason he put that american bald eagle on the , ttle. it seems kind of nationalistic. >> it does, doesn't it? that was a specific request from our owners in china. china overall is looking to bring parts of america to china. >> reporter: in 2010, this vineyard was up for sale. chinese investors bought it. now, 90% of the wine from here-- that's 9,000 cases-- is shipped to china. what does a chinese company want with a vineyard in napa valley? >> there's a big demand in china for luxury goods, for goods that are scarce, and for goods that are well made. rather than buying chinese-made products and sending our money over there, they're buying eir ican-made products and .ending their money back here. >> reporter: and the jobs stay here. re.and the jobs stay here. >> reporter: chinese firms, flush with cash, have invested $16.4 billion in the u.s. in the past decade, $1.3 billion in california companies, a record $560 million in just the past year. the chinese are also boosting the golden state's housing recovery. they've boug
and creeks are within their banks a gang. if the napa river has peaked and is beginning to recede. the current level is 9.4 ft., while flood stage is at 16 ft. so we are much below that. the flood warning for the napa river has been cancelled. >> we do have locally dense fog for portions of the north bay. we have said improvements for novato. it is clear conditions for the heart of the bay area. the visibility is down for those a you driving in the livermore area. we will see an increase in cloud cover to rob the day. this will arrive on christmas day the next storm. as you look out the window you will see that there are rain drops in santa rosa. it will continue to spread its way south. it will stretch all the way down to san francisco. it will remain dry for the south bay but rain will pick up in intensity as we head into 4:00 p.m. on christmas day. >> the bottom half of the bay area should remain dry. the heaviest showers will not pass through to a letter on the day. your christmas forecast shows that the north bay will have rain in the morning and their morning lows will be in
in livermore. 36 right now, and napa. 38 in fairfield. 48 in san francisco. 39 on the coast. certainly cold out there. this time yesterday we were warmer. so we were 11 degrees cooler in napa, on the way to subfreezing temperatures overnight. and it's pretty cold in our east bay valleys. so that's where we're expecting the frost. clear and cold nights ahead. the rain chances are out tomorrow night but monday night, a slight chance of rain in the evening hours and that we can scale back on. looks like a sunny start to 2013, and much of next week looking drive. overnight lows, cold, with 28 in napa. 32 in con -- concord. warmer here but along the coast, cold, with 32, down in santa cruz and morgan hill. here's a look at the satellite and radar composite map. the area of low pressure brought in a ten inch to three-quarters of an inch of rain along the big sur coast. high pressure building in, looking at a sunny and cool afternoon tomorrow. got the 49ers game and locking at numbers below average. fast forward new year's eve. increasing clouds and 2:00 in the afternoon, maybe also rain in ukiah, on
afloat in the middle of the napa river. crowds on the bank watching the drama awn fold. >> they were there really quick. we sat down and all of a sudden they were just there. >> needed to get them out real quick. we got a good throw on the rope. >> the rope worked. victim was pulled to shore. ladder brought in and the man climbed out to safety. with refer running so high firefighters knew there was no time to wast waste. in sonoma county high water is still a big issue. the intersection of highway 12 and 121 was under water yesterday when sonoma creek overflowed its banks. today the water is still spilling into nearby vineyard. >> looks like the ocean. is throughout right now. the only nice thing is it's all the vines are dormant so no harm there. >> does he says of road like this one are still flooded. towards sonoma creek he's from frustrate the. >> every year there's more water in the creek and less creek to contain it. >>reporter: the man in the river firefighters suspect he was intoxicated. he told them he jumped into the river because it seemed like fun. >> are you o
and runoff have napa river swollen, but well within its banks. other parts of wine country look more like lakes. water topped levee at sonoma creek. an area where people expect flooding in heavy rain not a big problem for the chardonnay lines this time of year and there are long term benefits. >> for the vineyards it recharges water supply, allows us to -- we get the topsoil from the valley. the bada;hjç news is every yeart costs 10 to $15,000 to clear out. >> they repair broken levees once a year. >>> commuters crossing santa cruz mountains have more water on the roads. typically, it is where most of the rain falls since pacific storms dump water as they cross this first mountain range. fog could be a hazard hill are saturated and prone to rock and mudslides. crews have been cordoning them off quickly. mountain residents had to spend christmas sandbagging their property. >> the big concern why you guys are filling up on sandbags? >> keep the hill from sliding into my neighbor's house. i got water runoff on the top of my driveway. >> creeks and rivers in the santa cruz mountains are runn
to the cloud cover, 40 fairfield and livermorel6.o, 41 concord, 2 napa, 43 san jose, 45has. oakl, 48 san francisco. mostly cloudy, 40s through 7:00. increasing sunshine, low 50s at noon, low to mid 50s through 4:00, then once that sunsets clouds go away, temperatures drop into the low to mid 40s during the evening. you don't need the umbrella vñ just sunglasses.xr tomorrow umbrellas back so is the light rain. low to mid 50s. few showers saturday low 50s, driest day and brightest day and warmest sunday with low to mid 50s. ÷ saturday snow level 4,000 feet, may get snow on mount hamiltonu. >>> bay bridge toll this morning, expecting another light holiday weekday today, typical for this time of the clear. san mateo bridge a few brake lights everything at the limit at the end of the flat section then everything picks up as you move into foster city with no issues once you get to that side. north 17máz%ç at santa cruz avee accident just cleared. roadwork eastbound carquinez bridge three left lanes until 8 this morning in the between high and1uÑku 23rd roadk for another 20 minutes picked
to drop quickly. napa where we had flooding peaked last night the napa river and will recede over the next couple of days even with the rain coming at us tomorrow. 46 santa rosa, 47 san rafael. right now low to mid 50s from the monterey bay and inland. today partly cloudy and just one. it is going to be wet and breezy christmas day mainly dry thursday through sunday. still a chance of a shower thursday and sunday for sure friday and saturday dry. over the last 10 hours front moved south, high pressure moves in now and our next system looking impressive, bulk is going to head north, we'll get the tail end but still wet and breezy, tuesday mainly into the afternoon. today mostly sunny to partly cloudy, increasing high clouds late more high clouds overnight not as cool tomorrow morning with high clouds maybe a few sprinkles when you wake up tomorrow morning. steadier rain is going to start moving into the north bay between 10 and more like lay noon with the more moderate rain you can see moving in at 2:00, heading into the bay around 3:00, 4:00, down into the south bay about 5 to 6:00, then w
's why it is yellow looks like it is going to drop quickly. napa where we had flooding peaked last night the napa river and will recede over the next couple of days even with the rain coming at us tomorrow. 46 santa rosa, 47 san rafael. right now low to mid 50s from the monterey bay and inland. today partly cloudy and just one. it is going to be wet and breezy christmas day mainly dry thursday through sunday. still a chance of a shower thursday and sunday for sure friday and saturday dry. over the last 10 hours front moved south, high pressure moves in now and our next system looking impressive, bulk is going to head north, we'll get the tail end but still wet and breezy, tuesday mainly into the afternoon. today mostly sunny to partly cloudy, increasing high clouds late more high clouds overnight not as cool tomorrow morning with high clouds maybe a few sprinkles when you wake up tomorrow morning. steadier rain is going to start moving into the north bay between 10 and more like lay noon with the more moderate rain you can see moving in at 2:00, heading into the bay around 3:00, 4:00, do
feet below flood stage. napa river flood stage is 16 feet and a little up 16.8 feet. then will quicklyarly tomorrow recede well below the flood stage. minor fluctuations, napa river, it's 25 feet and sitting at 23 feet expected to crest at 26 feet. already everything is starting to come down as the rain has started to let up. clearing tonight, temperatures will be cooler, already 46 in santa rosa. 52 in san rafael. 51 in san francisco. san jose, 53 degrees. here is a look at the forecast and clearing and cooler overnight. a dry day for christmas eve and more rain christmas day. this is actual frontal system that brought us heavy rain and you can see it pushed its way across the bay area. this is how it was this morning at 7:00 a.m. by 3:00 that is when the severe weather broke out to the peninsula as well as down towards santa cruz and now all of this has moved on to the east. here is a look at timing. we'll look at clearing, you can see 5:00 a.m., clearing and then as we head into christmas day by 7:00, start to see the next system started to advance. this is christ
. santa rose a29, at freezing. napa, fairfield, liver -- santa rosa 29, at freezing in napa. fairfield, in the low 50s. >>> a few upper 40s out this as well. the temperatures are slightly cold for the end of december. jacket weather out there. if you are doing any traveling around northern california for the most part, staying dry. tahoe, a great day to head up and hit the slopes. no chain requirements on interstate 80 or highway 50. yosemite, cloudy skies there, plenty of sunshine. monday, a chance of showers is possible into the afternoon and evening. tuesday, we clear out, we see plenty of sunshine for the first day of the new year. then, by wednesday. things look a little unsettled. we could see a chance of rain wednesday afternoon into thursday morning. mainly north of the golden gate. friday into saturday looks okay. but then saturday into sunday we could get hit with another little bit of wet weather into sunday morning. so, getting a quick check of the new year's eve forecast. planning on viewing the fireworks in san francisco. we are expecting good viewing conditions, midnigh
hanging off shore too much. so if that verifies, we're not going to get anything. 34 in napa. a few high clouds in santa rosa. dew point in santa rosa is up to 96%. we'll probably get fog by tomorrow. pinpoint forecast, we're just not going to get out of the 50's. 53 at half moon bay. 52 over at brentwood. 51 in napa. sausalito, 52. extended forecast looks like this. we'll increase clouds tomorrow. saturday afternoon, all the way through next thursday, it looks high and dry. readings mostly in the 50's. tomorrow morning, all the latest on this on the morning news. in the meantime, finally, we'll be drying it out. >> dry spell is good. >>> hey, we'll see the pomeranian held for ransom. a bizarre dog-napping. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] ♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. torturing >>> a pair of uc berkeley law students facing charges in las vegas. they're accused of killing and torturing an exotic bird at the flami
anything. 34 in napa. a few high clouds in santa rosa. dew point in santa rosa is up to 96%. we'll probably get fog by tomorrow. pinpoint forecast, we're just not going to get out of the 50's. 53 at half moon bay. 52 over at brentwood. 51 in napa. sausalito, 52. extended forecast looks like this. we'll increase clouds tomorrow. saturday afternoon, all the way through next thursday, it looks high and dry. readings mostly in the 50's. tomorrow morning, all the latest on this on the morning news. in the meantime, finally, we'll be drying it out. >> dry spell is good. >>> hey, we'll see the >>> hey, we'll see the pomeranian torturin >>> a pair of uc berkeley law students facing charges in las vegas. they're accused of killing and torturing an exotic bird at the flamingo resort. justin and eric kuar, both 24, face felony and misdemeanor charges after they allegedly decapitated the bird in october. >>> an l.a. area pet is reunited with its owner after being dog napped. they got out of their owner's home through an open gate. a neighbor was able to grab the shepherd, but the pomeranian was too qu
. a flood warning for the napa river has been canceled. the river did rise more than a foot above flood stage last night. the water started to level off. many rural records were closed. in forestville, rain and high winds knocked a tree into a house and in cau taty, the -- ke ta ta, the -- ketate opened up a sinkhole. >> hopefully we have a break in the sinkhole and catch up and get our heads above the water and get a break and fix some of the problems that we do have out there. >> crews say it could take a few days to fix the problems caused by the storm. >>> the storm has knocked out power to tens of thousands of people in the bay area. pg&e is reporting more than a thousand homes and businesses are without power in the north bay. 18 in the south bay and 288 in the east bay. >>> well, there there is a strict new alcohol policy taking effect in camp pendleton in the new year. >>> and some in congress fear they may actually go over the fiscal cliff. where both sides are right now. ♪ you used the oven? boom ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a bet
and napa will have a cool day and we will have sunshine and it feels pretty good out there and a nice winter's quiet day. rain is lasting from tuesday into wednesday. partly cloudy and mostly cloudy on saturday. afternoon highs in the mid-50s. i will have a timeline of tomorrow's rain coming up. >>> well, we are counting down the final hours until christmas day. we will be in good company if you are headed off to the mall today. >>> he didn't die on the front lines, what officials are saying about their investigation. >>> here is a look at the san mateo bridge, traffic is looking good in both directions and we will tell you about the incident coming up in traffic. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six mon
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